More than 84 million Americans -- 1 in 3 adults -- have prediabetes, and 90% of them don’t even know it! Prediabetes is a condition where blood sugars are higher than normal but aren’t high enough to be classified as diabetes. People with prediabetes are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes!
Are you at risk? Find out with a one-minute risk assessment.
You can work to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes through healthy lifestyle changes, and our Diabetes Prevention Program can help! Call 541-880-2770 or email us to learn more. Register for the Diabetes Prevention Program's free information class. Our next group of classes starts at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, September 26, at the Wellness Center, 128 S. 11th St. Class is limited to 15 people.
- Being overweight;
- Being 45 years or older;
- Having a parent, brother, or sister with type 2 diabetes;
- Being physically active less than 3 times a week;
- Ever having gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) or giving birth to a baby who weighed more than 9 pounds; or
- Having polycystic ovary syndrome.
You can have prediabetes, or higher than normal blood sugars, for years without any clear symptoms. It often goes undetected until more serious symptoms of type 2 diabetes start happening. Instead, it is important to know and discuss the risk factors with your health care provider.
Diabetes Prevention Program details.
Learn more about Sky Lakes Diabetes Services.